On March 4, 2019, at about 6:30 a.m., deputies assigned to the Perris Station were dispatched to a reported shooting at the 25000 block of Cortrite Ave. in Homeland. When deputies arrived, they located a deceased male suffering from a gunshot wound. Investigators from the Perris Station and the Central Homicide Unit responded to assume the investigation. The deceased male was identified as, Derek Andrew Valdepena, a 35-year-old male, of San Bernardino. Investigators have interviewed individuals who were present during the shooting and no arrest have been made. There are no outstanding suspects, and no threat to public safety. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Investigator Stoyer of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777.
Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's Homicide Tipline online form.
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